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    Meyer Kayserling(Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... XVII. The Jews And Columbus's Second Voyage. [This and the four preceding documents, App. XIII.-XVI., are taken from Arch, de Indias P" I-I-I§.; Documentos inéditos de Indias, XXI. 418 sa.] El Rey E La Reyna. Fern. Nunez Coronel. Nos habernos sabidos y parece por cierta pesquisa, que al tiempo que por nuestro mandado salieron de nuestros Reynos los judíos, quedaron en vuestro poder fasta XI marcos de plata de Abraham Aven Rubi, los quales pertenecen á nos, por haber sacado de moneda y cosas vedades de nuestros Reynos el dicho Abraham Aven Rubi: por ende Nos vos mandamos que dedes é entreguedes los dichos XI marcos de plata á Bernaldino de Lerma, contino de n" casa, al qual mandamos que los reciba á la cibdad de Sevilla á Francisco Pinelo, para paguar los gastos del Armada que mandamos facer á las Indias. De Barcelona á XXIII de Mayo de XCIII años. Yo el Rey. Yo la Reyna. XVIII. Queen Juana And The Marranos Of Española (1511). [Arch, de Indias, lib. I, fol. 120; Coleccion de Documentos inéditos. Seg. seria (Madrid, 1890), V. 307 sf.] D. Juana por las gracias de Dios Reyna de Castilla, de Leon . . . delas Yndias yslas e tierra firme del mar oceano . . . Por quanto yo he seydo ynformado que en la ysla española y las otras yslas yndias e tierra firme del mar oceano sean pasado se pasan destas partes muchos yjos e nyetosde quemados a causa deles estar proydido e de begado por leyes e prematicas destos Reynos que no puedan tener ny usar nyngunos oficios Reales ny publicos por los poder aver y usar alia deziendo no estenderse en esas dichas yslas e tierra firme la dicha prematica e provycion e vedamiento, e porque muy merced e voluntad es por lo que a mi toca et atañe...

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  • PDF | 52 pages
  • Meyer Kayserling(Author)
  • TheClassics.us (September 12, 2013)
  • English
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  • By Buenoslibros.es on December 5, 2006

    A 19th century historical work that has been recovered. Evidently this is a dated study on the role of Jews from Spain and Portugal in the discoveries made in America, and more specifically on the connection with Cristóbal Colón (his authentic Spanish name).It is still an interesting read if you want to see the story from a different view than our modern eye: it was still being considered whether the natives of America were (or not) descendants of the 10 tribes of Israel!It seems to me a little chaotic in its composition, like a potential book of 500 pages had been summarized into a little more than a hundred. I mean: date, locations and names flow unrestrained thru the pages.Incongruencies also abound, maybe as a result of not clarifying the background of the story. For instance, when you would think that no more Jews would be found in possession of any reaches, and that the ones left (who survived) would be destitute, more of them appear in the scene as if nothing had happened to their brethren before. I read the book expecting to find more info on the Jewish origin of Colón's family (as it has now been established), but nothing is said about it. There is an interesting comment by the author in page 80 about the words that Colón puts in his journal concerning the expulsion of the Jews from Spain: "without a word of disapprobation (...) his apathetic words are indicative of his fanaticism. This trait he did not, however, import from Italy, which at that time was a preeminently republican and commercial country", says Keyserling. This is another instance where a historian captures the incongruity of considering Colón an Italian, however in this case unconsciously. But indeed his alleged nationality has never been satisfactorily proved, only assumed. In this respect there is a more logical version for his geographic origin, this being situated in Galicia, the northwest of Spain. This more logical, as well as documented, possibility was proved by J. M. Mosqueira Manso already in the first half of the 20th century (see "La cuna gallega de Cristóbal Colón").

  • By kathryn on May 5, 2013

    Too much talk about the persecution of the jews by the Inquisition, which is indeed true, but does not have anything to do with the book's title "Chritopher Columbus and the participation of the jews in the spanish and portuguese discoveries". Some of the book statements currently are not considered correct,as for example the mention of " ...he established a school of navigation, at the villa do infante, or Sagres a seaport town which he had cuased to be built." The coast at sagres consists of precipitous cliffs, is open to the North Atlantic and has strong and treacherous currents. What a place to built a seaport and a nautical school! The truth is there is no proof that the nautical school ever existed and the mentioned town was never built. The portuguese government has recently built facilities at Sagres to attract tourism. The myth of the nautical school at has been promoted through the centuries by the portuguese governments pure propaganda and vain glory. On the other hand, the book gives too much credit to the jews for their scientific contribution, which is also exagerated.

  • By Kindle Customer on January 24, 2018

    Well written . Excellent reference section !! The true face of psychopathic evil. This text should be required reading in all schools

  • By Guest on January 23, 2018

    Still reading, so can’t give review now.

  • By Israel on September 4, 2015

    Excellent deal and an extremely high quality in product and shipping

  • By Agripino morales on July 27, 2015

    Good book to have if you want the truth about this man.

  • By Filiberto Alonso on July 29, 2015

    Many typos that, although acknowledged by seller, affect reading of booklet.


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